8.7% ABV, Draft

Appearance: Black with a small head.
Aroma: Bourbon, vanilla and caramel.
Taste: Strong maple and vanilla flavors. Sweet, but the flavors work very well together.
Mouthfeel: Smooth but strong bodied.

Founders’ Panther Cub, an exclusive for the brewery’s Black Party that took place Saturday, is a smooth, sweet barrel aged brew with lots of character. Aged in maple syrup barrels for a year, this brew features lots of vanilla, as well as the maple flavors that Founders has made famous with its highly exclusive CBS. The smaller ABV makes it a bit more drinkable than your typical barrel aged brews, but the qualities and warmth that define much of Founders’ specialty brews is certainly present in Panther Cub as well.